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The Best Feature of iOS 4.2 That No One's Talking About

The Best Feature of iOS 4.2 That No One's Talking About

Posted November 3, 2010 at 12:03pm by iClarified · 33060 views
The new iOS 4.2 Golden Master Seed was released to developers yesterday and it contains a cool new feature that no one's talking about.

Mike Keller from PCWorld elaborates on the feature he thinks will be very exciting: MIDI.

I'll even admit I may have skimmed past the MIDI API's added in the first 4.2 beta without so much as batting an eye. But now that it's here I think the importance of the new framework is setting in. The iPhone and iPad have already gained some attention as music creation tools (if only in novelty), but I believe serious musicians may now start to recognize iOS as a real studio tool. The large touch screen of the iPad makes it a pretty powerful (and extremely flexible) controller. It will be interesting to see what developers come up with using the iPhone's accelerometer and gyroscope as MIDI input.

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mat
mat - November 3, 2010 at 7:30pm
No one talks about bullshit. Plain and simple. Just give us back features we had on symbian and palm os
randomdude
randomdude - November 3, 2010 at 2:53pm
there's already OSC which can also transport data of all the ios devices' sensors, depending on the software used (besides osc's superior network implementation). but anyways, yay for midi!
Mike
Mike - November 3, 2010 at 1:32pm
I like this. I really like the gyro and accelerometer idea to control sound. Imagine holding a finger on a note on a keyboard or some kind of sound pad, and tilting your iDevice to adjust pitch, or rotating the gyro to adjust phase or tremolo speed etc. Would be awesome!
TH
TH - November 3, 2010 at 2:21pm
Totally agree Mike, lots of possibilities for this. Excited to see what developers do with the function.
Mark
Mark - November 4, 2010 at 9:29pm
much more potential than a lame Tenori-on ! :)
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